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2000W 12" Hippo Series Dual 2 Ohm Subwoofer

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General Features:

  • 12" Dual 2 Ohm Hippo Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 4000 watts
    • RMS: 500-2000 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 2 ohms
  • Kevlar fiber reinforced non-pressed paper cone with industrial textured finish
  • Stitched edge to the cone for added strength
  • Heavy duty, rugged industrial textured cast aluminium basket
  • Over sizes mirror image dual poly / nomex spiders
  • Heavy duty direct input wired connection to 3" voice coils
  • Black anodized one piece pole-plate for added motor force
  • Reinforced fiberglass woven dustcap for high power applications
  • 320 oz. High energy double stacked strontium magnet structure
  • Mounting Depth: 7-5/8"
  • Sensitivity: 96 dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Hippo (Massive Audio)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
4000 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
2000 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Dual
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
2 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
3"
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
95 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
15 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Dark Gray
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Non-Pressed Paper
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Foam
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Double Stacked
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.58 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.5 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
2.59 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
7-5/8"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
11.22"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
34.21 Hz
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
23.38 liters
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
3.53
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
0.383
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
0.9 ohms
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
4.537

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.9
Features
5.0
Design
4.4
Usability
4.9
James

Eubank, KY

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HOLY $%!+

December 5, 2014

This is by far THE BEST SUB I have EVER owned!! Had an Alpine type R and a 1200 W rms Brutis before... AND THIS HIPPO KILLS IT!!! Barely even moves it. Got a 6,000 W Power Acoustik Reaper AND MY WHOLE CAR SHAKES!!! It's like 6 12" Type R's!!! Can't believe its half the price of a W6!!! This sub is KILLIN W6's as well!!

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hawk

Albuquerque, NM

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low beating monster.

September 9, 2014

I have owned this sub in the 22hz ported box for a while, and it hasn't let me down. it shakes EVERYTHING, even my steering wheel! and you feel like you dropped altitude by a thousand feet in 1 second because of the way it sucks your eardrums out. I am a very happy owner of a hippo.

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Dev

Albuquerque, NM

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Great sub, the end.

August 14, 2014

I have this in a ported box tuned to 22hz sealed to the cabin from the trunk, and it shakes the armrest in my friend's truck with my windows up! i would recommend this heavy freakin' thing to any audio enthusiast with 300 bucks lying around.

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aircollins

AR

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Massive audio hippo 122

July 18, 2014

this sub is very nice in a small box I only have 1400 rms going to it but Sq is great it also is hiting about 115 dB love it I don't know how good it last yet only had it 30 days

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deere fan

green bay wi

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Amazing!

November 11, 2013

absolutely a beast of a sub. Have a brutus 1700.1D on it and one sub will do 120s...... more with more power! got this to replace over rated alpine type r that sounds like junk compared to this sub. it hits so low and thumps perfectly like to expect a kick drum to sound. definitely will give massive audio credit on this sub. Just amazing! oh and most likely need to bore out sub hole in box. its huge and wont fit in typical prefab store bought box.

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Nate

Eastern, PA

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yeah, it's got bottom end

October 21, 2013

I couldn't lift this sub out of its shipping box...
I wasn't sure the magnet would fit through the cut-out...
I've never seen wire this big from the sub to the amp...
I'm going to need more midrange and highs...
The neighbors are going to hate me...
My poor poor trunk lid...

Get it, Feed it, Watch as the Hippo's fat bottom end flexes and pounds your little sheet metal ride.

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deere guy

green bay, wi

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Diamond in the Rough

October 17, 2013

this sub is a monster! only putting 1700 rms to it and I feel sorry for my car. Easily over 120 dbs with a single 12 is awesome. Takes a bit to loosen up and break in but holy crap does this thing hit lows. And also, yes the lows are impressive but the overall sq is amazing. compared to alpines which hit mid bass and highs, this Hippo had the perfect blend. Not the ear ringing highs like alpine r or x but anything below 50hz this blows others subs away! For the price you cant go wrong. Out bump a w7 at only a fraction of the cost. It may not look that pretty and wiring it can more difficult without terminals on the sub but ill deal with that for the lower price!

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thomas

inverness

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follow up

September 6, 2013

I have posted a review all ready but have upgraded to two hippos so I figured a follow up was in order sub is still solid and if you would like to see it in action I have videos of one in car on youtube and will soon have video of both thomas4202day is the youtube this sub is one of the best for price on market imo

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KDragon

Topeka,Ks

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Great Buy!!!

August 14, 2013

I went from a single Kicker l7 15" to this single Hippo wired to 1 ohm in a 2 cubic ft reinforced baffle tuned to 32 hz and Boom!!! This thing hammers. Got a hifonics Brutus 2400 pushing it with a yellow top battery. Get one or two. You WILL NOT be disappointed.

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thomas

In, FL

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absolutly epic

August 7, 2013

first off in description for sub it says push pin terminals that is not correct it has direct leads. also it don't mention that it is cea certified so it true to rated power. also the sound is the best sub I have ever heard and its just one 12 on a hifonics 2400brutus. I recommend this sub to anyone just note it takes a good bit of power so you need big 3 and 0 gauge ran all around and an extra battery helps also expect to put at least 1k to get this thing to move. it is a beast. 10 stars all across the board.

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Scottie

zephyrhills, Florida

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Best subs ever!

May 24, 2013

These subs are huge. I have 2 of these beasts in a slot ported box at like 32hz. I got them powered to a power acoustik 6000 watt amp at 2 ohms. There getting only 1600 watts now and man let me tell you my hair moves, broke my rear-view mirror right off my windshield, and my ash tray falls and goes everywhere. I was nervous when getting these things but these are the best subs I've had. Looking too upgrade my amp to get the massive audio N4 amp. If you are thinking about getting these get them. I just wanted to get on here in review these to help out.

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1 Massive Audio Hippo 122 Subwoofer

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Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Massive Audio Hippo 122 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Massive Audio Hippo 122 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

4 Massive Audio Hippo 122 Subwoofers

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

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to match the massive audio n4 amp =]
Jonathan M on Nov 20, 2014
too tempted to say no
Kirk C on Aug 7, 2014

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

Hippo 122

UPC

623169610622

Weight

50.50lbs

Internal SKU

hippo122

Internal Product ID

43816

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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